Black, Sandy (2010) Trash fashion: designing out waste, personalised knitwear. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
Exhibit: a seamless one-piece sweater industrially knitted to personalised fit, considerately designed, especially created for this exhibition, in a one-step knitting process, eliminating cutting waste. It builds on the work previously completed in the Considerate Design for Personalised Fashion Project to develop a small range of simple sweaters which could be personalised to customers' measurements, utilising technology. The process of co-developing the design with the customer starts from a body scan and is translated into the seamless knitting technology, predicting a future where knitwear could be made on demand, direct from the scan data. At present, there is still a manual stage involved, but research is ongoing towards this possibility, with a view to reducing consumption and waste through mass customisation, whilst increasing delight.
A 3 minute video, made by the Science Museum, is on display with the sweater, filmed at the LCF JPS and Lime Grove sites to document the concept, design, body scanning and one-piece industrial knitting process.
The two exhibits are part of a selected exhibition Trash Fashion: Designing out Waste at the Science Museum London.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||considerate design|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion
Research Groups > Fashion Science
Research Projects > Interrogating Fashion
Research Centres/Networks > Centre for Sustainable Fashion
|Date:||21 June 2010|
|Copyright Holders:||Sandy Black|
|Related Websites:||http://www.consideratedesign.org, http://antenna.sciencemuseum.org.uk/trashfashion/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/sciencemuseum/4705904154/in/set-72157624272764768/|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
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|Material/Media:||knitted 100% wool sweater|
|Measurements or Duration of item:||3 minute video|
|Date Deposited:||02 Feb 2012 10:55|
|Last Modified:||07 Jun 2013 12:19|
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